[erlang-questions] "Erlang, the next Java"
Wed Aug 15 21:47:30 CEST 2007
On Aug 11, 2007, at 2:54 PM, Ulf Wiger wrote:
> If you want just 1000 CPUs, why not connect 32 nodes, each using
> 32 cores? Then you don't even have to resort to trickery. ;-)
If, say, you are writing a management agent to run on tens or
hundreds of thousands of machines so you want the distribution and
process monitoring more than processing power...
Being able to use Erlang's default distribution model is a major
benefit. You cannot really do a flat topology, but, frankly, Erlang
is kinda beautiful for this kind of thing.
Speaking of global (not quotes) -- do you know the mutex algorithm it
uses for global locks? Is it possible to use global for a subset of
nodes (based on number you are willing to tolerate failing or the
number of monitored child nodes a single can support (ie, 50 servers
coordinating 1000 children each gives you 50k in a very shallow tree)?
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